• rafting

    At the brink of disruptive innovation

    The focus on tourism’s earning potential, its importance to our economy, the levels of retention of the gross dollars in the sector, have been the topic of discussions in the media over the past three weeks. On Sunday, 30th October 2018 David Jessop of the Caribbean Council writing in...
  • man

    Of Rape, Incest and Child Sexual Abuse.

    It is rape: when you do not receive consent when he/she does not agree when you force consent out of him/her when you do not allow him/her to have a say when you have to just take it when you use your power/image to control his/her responses when he/she...
  • vote

    Don’t fall for electioneering

    Elections are in the air. They will be called earlier than mandated, make no mistake about it. One gets a strong whiff of the stench of campaigning from both parties as they fight two very different battles. On the one hand we have the young PM who is starting...
  • art

    No art for art’s sake

    Art has a purpose. It is to act as an expression and extension of humanity and the human experience. This much is obvious, listen to any song, read any novel or view a painting and one can oftentimes feel what the artist is striving for (more so if the...
  • Flag

    Venezuela election

    Sunday, May 20th 2018 was a landmark date for both Venezuela and the rest of the world. The people of that country stood up to the combined might of the G7 and its leader, the US, to overwhelmingly re-elect Nicolas Maduro. Such an act may seem simple to some...
  • roadwork

    An Opportunity to Grasp the Future

    The recent modernization of Kingston’s road routes has “unearthed” several reactions from road users and from persons who have decided to protest the dislocation of their usual businesses. After two years or more, the motorists have had enough evidence to assure themselves that the final outcome is worth the...
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    “I Can’t Breathe”

    I walked inside my house and wondered at the thick fog that greeted me, and my already struggling lungs registered the smell of something much more than smoke; something so toxic that I could taste it on my teeth. This clearly was not just ordinary garbage burning. As a...
  • leadership

    Wheatley lessons

    The saga involving the recently resigned Minister of Science Technology and Energy Dr. The Hon. Andrew Wheatley ought not merely to be used as the fodder for veranda gossip. There are important lessons arising from this Grecian tragedy. A young, bright, hard-working member of the Cabinet, who was a...
  • water

    If we truly believe that water is life…

    I keep going back to the concepts of planning, cross-Ministries action (joined up government), and progress outside of crisis action. These conditions are necessary for dealing with recurrent problems, whether or not these are occurring at the specific moment. These governmental measures also apply to the private sector and...

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